Frequently Asked Questions About Omnilux Light Therapy for Your Skin

September 18, 2018

When it comes to your skin, light therapy treatments offer a painless, easy and effective way to see improvements in a variety of conditions. At first, it might sound as though LED light therapy is promising something that’s too good to be true; it can help teens and adults with acne, is good for reversing signs of aging and even is being used for conditions like rosacea and skin cancer.

LED light therapy has gained a tremendous amount of popularity in recent years. Part of that is because of the results people are getting and part of it is because there’s so much research into the benefits it has for our skin. I think we’re really at the beginning of learning about all that it can do.

When it comes to light therapy, Omnilux is one of the most prominent brands on the market today. It also has the greatest amount of clinical studies and scientific research backing its procedures.

One of the unique things about Omnilux is that it has so much more power than most systems, which means it can have greater results with shorter treatment times and fewer treatment sessions.

What Is Omnilux Light Therapy?

Omnilux is a form of LED light therapy, or phototherapy, that uses pulses of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) to help rejuvenate the skin. LED light therapy has been found to be effective in rejuvenating the skin by reducing the appearance of wrinkles, increasing skin elasticity and increasing the amount of collagen in the skin. It can also be used to treat conditions like acne and is even being studied as the treatment for certain types of skin cancer.

Omnilux has been used in both medical and aesthetic settings since 2003 and is one of the world’s leading innovators in noninvasive LED technology.

How Does It Work?

LEDs are tiny semiconductors that emit light when they are connected to a current. In light therapy, these narrow beams are emitted at different wavelengths to allow them to target specific levels of the skin. The skin absorbs the light, which then stimulates cellular regeneration. The process also produces collagen and elastin, kills bacteria, reduces inflammation and speeds up the healing process.

Omnilux is unique in that it has three treatment heads — red, blue and infrared — each with different wavelengths that are used for specific applications.

While many competitors combine the different light wavelengths and offer them in a single treatment, Omnilux’s unique approach packages each type of light wavelength separately to ensure that the entire surface of the skin is given the optimized light energy for each application. It allows the practitioner to target your skin’s specific needs.

What Conditions Does Omnilux Treat?

Omnilux has been found to be effective in managing and treating acne, including mild to moderate and cystic acne. Studies have shown up to an 81% clearance of inflammatory lesions when treated with Omnilux and also reported better skin texture and tone.

Omnilux is also widely recommended for treating conditions common to aging skin, such as wrinkles and fine lines and also can be effective for treating rosacea. Other uses for Omnilux have included wound healing, scar repair and treating muscle and joint pain. Check with your dermatologist to see if Omnilux is the right treatment for your skin condition.

What Areas of the Body Does Omnilux Work Best On?

LED light therapy works on different areas of the body; one of the features that makes the Omnilux system so effective is that the equipment is designed with optimum flexibility, so it can be used while sitting, standing or lying down. The panels can be flattened to treat the chest area or can be curved to treat the face, arms or legs.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

Although many people experience brighter-looking skin immediately after a treatment, it normally takes multiple treatments to achieve the results you want. Depending on what you are seeking treatment for, this could take eight to 10 consecutive weekly treatments.

Your dermatologist can tell you how many treatments you’ll need based on what condition you are treating.

What Can I Expect During Treatments?

The treatment itself is very relaxing; after cleansing your skin, you’ll lie on a table with the Omnilux light panel positioned over the area being treated. You’ll probably find it very calming and may even fall asleep. After 20 to 30 minutes, depending on the procedure, you’ll be able to reapply your makeup and continue your day.

Can I Use It With Other Treatments?

Yes. Many customers love Omnilux because it can be combined with other procedures such as Botox, peels, dermal fillers and more. It’s a great way to layer treatments for the best results from a single visit. In fact, an Omnilux treatment following another procedure can speed healing and maximize the results of that procedure.

Is There Any Downtime Afterward?

No. There is no downtime, and Omnilux LED light therapy works with all skin colors and skin types.

How Long Will It Last?

The effects of Omnilux will depend on the individual, but since Omnilux treatments are stimulating the natural cellular process, you will continue to see improvements in the condition of your skin in the weeks following your treatments.

Is There Any Follow-Up?

After you have achieved the desired results, your practitioner will probably recommend a maintenance program, so you’ll continue to maintain the appearance you’re happy with.

This may be every four to six weeks, or it may be more frequent, depending on your individual skin needs and the results you want to accomplish.

Looking to Visit a Dermatologist for Omnilux Light Therapy?

To find out if Omnilux is right for you, contact U.S. Dermatology Partners today. We have multiple locations throughout the country, so fill out our simple online form to get in touch with us. One of our local team members will reach out to you shortly to answer your questions or schedule an appointment for you to visit us soon.

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